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According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to health.
(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than

is der any correct idiom pertaining to 'confusion'
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According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to health.
(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than

is der any correct idiom pertaining to 'confusion'

I think C? Dont you have confusion "over" something? Like "i am confused over which car to buy"

I think you need to follow parallel with "to appearance" so answers B,E are no good since they dont have "to" at the end.D has the more after appearance and i think that is wrong.
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B) I don't like "being" in the sentence, also we need "to" at the end for parallelism between appearance and health.
C) Somewhere I read that "whether or not" should not be used
D) "if" should be "whether"
E) we need "to" at the end for parallelism between appearance and health.
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07 Jul 2009, 22:28
IMO "D".

every other option missfits. "C" was close but "whether or not" doesn't make sense!!
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According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to health.
(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than

is der any correct idiom pertaining to 'confusion'

I think I'll go with (A). It is grammatically correct and parallel. Also, I'm not sure, but I think confusion ABOUT is an acceptable idiom.

(B) or if it is sounds wordy, the use of "whether" is a better choice.
(C) "whether or not" is unidiomatic, "whether" alone suffices, anything with the phrase "whether or not" should automatically be a wrong answer.
(D) this choice also uses "if it is".
(E) I think "or it is" is redundant. The most concise way to say something is "whether obesity is X or Y", NOT "whether obesity is X, or it is Y..." I'm not sure whether "confusion concerning" is unidiomatic or not, but the "or it is" alone should be enough to disqualify this answer.
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IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to - parallel and concise
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than -awkward
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required) a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required)a condition related to appearance more than
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08 Jul 2009, 02:42
A.Sentence stands as it is.

According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to health.
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IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to
-Correct
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than
-breaking parallelism by using "being" in 1st half and "if it is" in 2nd part. Also use of "than" in the end is incorrect. Correct form should be "related to appearance than to health"
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
-"whether or not" sounds awkward and is not parallel to "or it is..". Also "whether" should be sufficient, "or not" is redundant
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
-changes meaning of the sentence. Sounds as if confusion is about obesity
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than
-Use of "than" in the end is incorrect. Correct form should be "related to appearance than to health"
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08 Jul 2009, 07:17
thnks al...OA is A.
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20 Jul 2010, 18:22

A stands.

E is awkward.
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I somehow disagree with A being the correct answer.
In the construction, 'whether X or Y', X and Y should be parallel.
In A, 'obesity is a biological disorder'[sub+linking verb+compliment] is not parallel with 'a condition more related to'.
In E, the two fragments, 'Obesity is a biological disorder' and 'it is a condition' are parallel.
Hence, E is the correct choice.
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IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to - parallel and concise
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than -awkward
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required) a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required)a condition related to appearance more than

I don't understand why 'it is' is not required.
I chose E over A, only because of the 'it is' in it. The idiomatic 'expression is whether X or Y', where X and Y should be parallel. Just because someone colors two part of a sentence 'blue' does not mean that it is parallel and concise.

Atleast, bigoyal's reasoning sounds plausible..
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naish wrote:
sudeep wrote:
IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to - parallel and concise
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than -awkward
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required) a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required)a condition related to appearance more than

I don't understand why 'it is' is not required.
I chose E over A, only because of the 'it is' in it. The idiomatic 'expression is whether X or Y', where X and Y should be parallel. Just because someone colors two part of a sentence 'blue' does not mean that it is parallel and concise.

Atleast, bigoyal's reasoning sounds plausible..

Instantly, I was also with E as the than at the end sounds correct.
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naish wrote:
sudeep wrote:
IMO A

(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to - parallel and concise
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than -awkward
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required) a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is(not required)a condition related to appearance more than

I don't understand why 'it is' is not required.
I chose E over A, only because of the 'it is' in it. The idiomatic 'expression is whether X or Y', where X and Y should be parallel. Just because someone colors two part of a sentence 'blue' does not mean that it is parallel and concise.

Atleast, bigoyal's reasoning sounds plausible..

Instantly, I was also with E as the than at the end sounds correct.

Interesting discussion. I agree that coloring alone does not make two parts parallel and concise but in this case, the reasoning is sound. '...whether obesity is a X (a noun) or a Y (noun again)...' is parallel construction.

As to why 'it is' is not required in the second part, compare the following sentences:

I don't know whether he is right or wrong.
I don't know whether he is right or he is wrong.

IMO, the first sentence is better.
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07 Jan 2011, 23:30
A ... whether is used for uncertainty
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21 Mar 2011, 04:34
Question was not underlined, anyway answer is A
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I don't understand why 'it is' is not required.
I chose E over A, only because of the 'it is' in it. The idiomatic 'expression is whether X or Y', where X and Y should be parallel. Just because someone colors two part of a sentence 'blue' does not mean that it is parallel and concise.

Atleast, bigoyal's reasoning sounds plausible..

Instantly, I was also with E as the than at the end sounds correct.

Interesting discussion. I agree that coloring alone does not make two parts parallel and concise but in this case, the reasoning is sound. '...whether obesity is a X (a noun) or a Y (noun again)...' is parallel construction.

As to why 'it is' is not required in the second part, compare the following sentences:

I don't know whether he is right or wrong.
I don't know whether he is right or he is wrong.

IMO, the first sentence is better.

You are correct.Both the sentences are perfectly fine. However in GMAT Land the second sentence is considered as Redundant. You dont have to repeat he is again. Remember 3 C's Correctness, Concision and Clarity.....Second one is not concise..
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01 May 2013, 07:58
Here in option e, 'related to appearance more than' is incorrect. 'more related to appearance than' is correct according to the given sentence. So, the stress changes and also the meaning changes. In other words 'more' should modify 'related'. But E is not doing so. Also, if you are left with A and other option at the end and you are not able to choose between the two, go for A blindly.
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WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
According to a panel of health officials, there has been a great deal of confusion in the medical profession about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to health.
(A) about whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition more related to appearance than to
(B) with respect to obesity being a biological disorder posing serious health risks or if it is related more to appearance than
(C) over whether or not obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition more related to appearance than to
(D) about obesity and if it is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or a condition related to appearance more than to
(E) concerning whether obesity is a biological disorder posing serious health risks or it is a condition related to appearance more than

is der any correct idiom pertaining to 'confusion'

The meaning of the sentence is distorted in A with the use of "or" without pronoun "it". What it means here - obesity....health risks or a condition... -note this is ambiguous between health risks or condition. But what the sentence actually means is obesity is a disorder posing health risks or obesity is a condition more related to appearance.

B cannot be over ruled on purely usage of "being". Given other choices, I find B the best. there is confusion with "....more to appearance than (to) health" - I think we can omit additional "to" here. Apart from that B has no grammar error.
Correct me if I am wrong.
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